Solanum

Solanum

Beautiful flowers with every vegetable

Beautiful flowers with every vegetable

 

Possums out Bees in

Possums out Bees in

It took the possums ten years to find us, lucky us! But now they are regular guests. They eat the young shoots of the pomegranate, they have almost killed the Akebia quinata, and they hunger even for astringent persimmons. I…

Sprinter metamorphosis

Sprinter metamorphosis

By taking regular photos of my garden for this blog I am learning faster than ever about what happens here. I have become more observant and hence can now see changes that I have never documented or noted before. For…

Sprinter Observations in Reservoir

Sprinter Observations in Reservoir

In early spring, the garden swells. The humming of bees a background murmur as I pass the almond tree. I am learning to see, thanks to my camera and this blog. I am more careful to note, to photograph and…

Sprinter - Early Spring

Sprinter – Early Spring

Professor Tim Entwisle, scientist with the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, suggests that we add an extra two seasons to our calender- Sprinter (August – September) and Sprummer (October – November), then followed by Summer (December, January, February, March), Autumn (April…

Artemisia - a baroque artist?

Artemisia – a baroque artist?

In permaculture gardens everywhere people often plant, Artemisia absinthium – Wormwood, near their chicken housing to deter lice and to rid chickens of intestinal worms (if ingested). Wormwood is either boiled in some water and then added to the chickens drinking water…

Ficinia nodosa

Ficinia nodosa

Ficinia nodosa, I have you planted along my paths and I think you are beautiful. In our new garden I hope to have large expansive displays of you. Striking, elegant rhizomatous perennial. Weeping and upright at various times. More and more…

Poppy picture from summer past

Poppy picture from summer past

Colour green... I like you!

Colour green… I like you!